David Burton

FKA Twigs is feeling like her “strong self” again after laparoscopic surgery

May 9, 2018

The singer revealed on Instagram that she had six fibroids removed.

Gay lit icon Alan Hollinghurst on scandal, repression, and British life

March 9, 2018

Could the most radical novelist of our time also be the most poetic? The great British author paints beauty and desire with very sharp edges.

Alfie Allen

Q & Andy: Alfie Allen

November 2, 2015

Last week, Alfie Allen received the Rising Star Award at the Savannah Film Festival presented by SCAD.

Alfie Allen

May 8, 2015

As villain or victim, the British actor captivates viewers.

Steve Coogan

August 5, 2014

Playing a series of almost heroically flawed narcissists and nincompoops, Steve Coogan has become one of our great comic actors—now he’s just playing himself.

FKA Twigs

May 13, 2014

The enigmatic British chanteuse is making music a modern art.


February 21, 2014

Multinational London band brings back shoegaze’s noise and drone with a vengeance.

King Krule’s Lunar Eclipse

August 22, 2013

“I use the train time for thinking,” says Marshall, who records under the alias King Krule, as the doors close behind him. Stepping aboard the Bakerloo Line heading southbound, he’s accompanied by two friends, back in town to help an old schoolmate move out of what was once his bedroom.

Let England Shake

July 26, 2013

Rogues, outliers, up-enders, insurgents, lone-wolf radicals—a new wave of prodigal young Britons is rocking the post-pop idol Anglo-music establishment by tapping into some very English traditions. Here, we present five at the fore.


July 26, 2013

Over the past year, Aluna Francis and producer George Reid—who first connected via MySpace in 2009—have harvested the understated, soul-derived vocals and chopped-and-screwed glitch-house beats of the EP into high honors from the U.K. music industry.

James Blake

July 26, 2013

Since the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this year, James Blake has gone from a shy bedroom-recording-artist known for producing feather-light electronica to a critically beloved, internationally recognized—dare it be said—pop star.


July 26, 2013

WU LYF is the perfect—and perhaps only—example of what can happen when a band successfully combines paganism, ambiguously cultish propaganda, fake names, and a healthy dollop of cavernous space-rock with lyrics sung by someone who sounds like a baby caveman.

Katy B

July 26, 2013

On her most recent single, “Easy Please Me,” 22-year-old Katy B warns a potential lover: “I won’t call you 20 times a day because I’ve got my own shit to do.”

Tinie Tempah

July 26, 2013

Even though he’s been releasing his own music since 2005, it wasn’t until this past year that London rapper Tinie Tempah finally caught the attention of the global masses.

Laura Marling

July 26, 2013

While every other aspiring young female singer in the U.K. seems to be closely studying Adele’s discarded playbook (i.e., how to become the greatest white soul singer in the world!), 21-year-old Laura Marling seems to be thumbing through the pages of the venerable annals of English folk.

Laura Marling, L.A. Lady

May 20, 2013

At 16, Marling was precocious. Now 23, it is still tempting to describe her as such.

Saint Lou Lou

October 20, 2012

Pop-singing, disco-infatuated Swedish twins. What’s not to like?

Noise: New Pop

September 12, 2012

A rapper, a DJ, a disco-singer, and a psych-rocker. Welcome to the new pop…

DJ Fresh

August 24, 2012

U.K. drum ’n’ bass maestro Dan Stein is finally the electro star that he always knew he could be

Maria Minerva

August 24, 2012

The tale of an Estonian-born singer and her art-damaged disco